SIRCH to open bistro in Haliburton Village

By Jenn Watt After years of running successful cooking and retail programs around Haliburton County, SIRCH Community Services is expanding, bringing together multiple facets of its operations under one roof and creating a community space.Renovations…

Hundreds of jobs created or maintained through HCDC…

By Jenn Watt Over the last fiscal year, and in the months since the coronavirus pandemic began, Haliburton County Development Corporation has been making funding available to the county’s business community with hundreds of thousands…

As the unknown of winter looms, restaurants look…

By Sue Tiffin Mid-September, Felicia Dai, co-owner of Win Yeung Chinese Restaurant in Haliburton posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page that, since the restaurant has not been open for dine-in service since March, they had…

Haliburton Forest partners with Yours Outdoors

By Echo Staff Yours Outdoors, an experiential tourism company founded by Barrie Martin in 2006, has partnered with Haliburton Forest to “provide and promote the very best tourism opportunities available in the Haliburton Highlands,” the…

Studio Tour busy on its first weekend

By Michael RileyLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter The Haliburton Highlands Studio Tour celebrated its 33rd year of operation Oct. 3 and 4 – the first of two weekends. Due to COVID-19 and its restrictions, 12 artists…

Work continues to move Hops Dr. development forward

By Sue Tiffin Dysart et al councillors want a commercial development proposed for 10 Hops Drive in Haliburton to move forward, and are working with the developer to make that happen sooner rather than later.Steven…

Council talks commercial development in Dysart

By Chad Ingram A commercial development being proposed for Hops Drive in Haliburton would include a gas bar, 10,000-square-foot retail building and drive-thru restaurant, councillors for the Municipality of Dysart et al heard during a…

JoAnne Sharpley readies for retirement

Landmark Haliburton sporting goods store to close after nearly three decades in business By Jenn Watt Three decades is a long time to be working at anything, and when you own one of Haliburton’s landmark…

Restaurants transition to takeout only

By Jenn Watt Baked and Battered had only just reopened from their winter hiatus in March when the coronavirus pandemic hit and Premier Doug Ford ordered all restaurant dining areas closed. Deciding whether to go…

Organizers postpone home show to 2021

By Jenn Watt Organizers of the Haliburton Home and Cottage Show investigated other venues and dates for 2020 before deciding that the show would not happen this year. They looked at other dates at the…

Eagle Lake Country Market working for a safer…

By Darren Lum The family-run Eagle Lake Country Market is ensuring they’re doing whatever it takes to provide enhanced safety for their 11 employees and shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic. The week before the March…

Restaurants adapt to serve during pandemic

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Helping seniors with access to groceries

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Brown followed her calling to become vet

By Sue Tiffin One moment in Grade 13 science class made a difference in the lives of countless animals pet owners a community and to the life of Dr. Laurie Brown for almost 40 years.…

County of Haliburton buys Wee Care 

By Chad Ingram The County of Haliburton is purchasing Wee Care the daycare facility along County Road 21 just outside Haliburton Village meaning when the deal closes the upper-tier government will own both licensed childcare…